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    Iíve got a creak when the suspension is compressed very hard. First thing i did was pull the fork. Clean the steer tube and headset. Regrease and reassemble. Smushed it out in the street and could still get it to creak. Pulled the shock and disassembled all shock linkage, thoroughly cleaned, greased and reassembled. Still creaking. Iíve read elsewhere on MTBR for evil bikes the derailleur hanger and main pivot could also be the problem. Those will be next. If itís still creaking the BB is after that. If itís STILL creaking Iíve read the XD driver could be suspect but I just cleaned the hell out of my cassette and greased it before installing. Everything is torqued to spec. Chasing creak gremlins is worst right behind chasing electrical gremlins... any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsray152 View Post
    Iíve got a creak when the suspension is compressed very hard. First thing i did was pull the fork. Clean the steer tube and headset. Regrease and reassemble. Smushed it out in the street and could still get it to creak. Pulled the shock and disassembled all shock linkage, thoroughly cleaned, greased and reassembled. Still creaking. Iíve read elsewhere on MTBR for evil bikes the derailleur hanger and main pivot could also be the problem. Those will be next. If itís still creaking the BB is after that. If itís STILL creaking Iíve read the XD driver could be suspect but I just cleaned the hell out of my cassette and greased it before installing. Everything is torqued to spec. Chasing creak gremlins is worst right behind chasing electrical gremlins... any thoughts?

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    If it's when you compress the shock, then it won't be the cassette, bb or the dropouts.

    It's highly likely to be the lower shock mount bolt. Without grease, it cannot be torqued adequately, and will click or creak or knock.

    Pop that sucker out, and grease it, then torque to spec.

    If you don't that already... Well, I'd need to see and hear a video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerpoise View Post
    What tune do folk have on their Coil shocks on the Evil? Are you pretty light on the compression?

    I've got a M/M Coil SuperDeluxe that I'm having tuned, and wondering what others have. I'm 165lb, so pretty light.

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    Iíve got a push. But I had the same spring and compression issue on my nomad with SD as I did with the push on the evil. Recommend spring rates and compression was too soft out of the box. Iíve always had to go up a spring rate (or 2) and slow down the compression a few clicks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kerpoise View Post
    If it's when you compress the shock, then it won't be the cassette, bb or the dropouts.

    It's highly likely to be the lower shock mount bolt. Without grease, it cannot be torqued adequately, and will click or creak or knock.

    Pop that sucker out, and grease it, then torque to spec.

    If you don't that already... Well, I'd need to see and hear a video.

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    Ya I removed cleaned and greased the insert on the left side of the frame tab and the bolt. I donít apply grease liberally as I ride in the southwest and itís always dry and dusty. I coat completely with a thin layer. In the post where I read it could be the derailleur hanger, the guy was having what sounded to be the same issue. Creak under a heavy suspension compression. Like landing from a jump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsray152 View Post
    Ya I removed cleaned and greased the insert on the left side of the frame tab and the bolt. I donít apply grease liberally as I ride in the southwest and itís always dry and dusty. I coat completely with a thin layer. In the post where I read it could be the derailleur hanger, the guy was having what sounded to be the same issue. Creak under a heavy suspension compression. Like landing from a jump.


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    Ah, I see - so it's not compressing the suspension when the bike is standing. It's when you're riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerpoise View Post
    Ah, I see - so it's not compressing the suspension when the bike is standing. It's when you're riding?

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    I havenít tried it while standing still. Itís definitely coming from the ass end of the bike. Going to try the lower shock bolt again.


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    Rear axle loose? Hangar?

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    I had a nasty creak coming from the lower shock mount as well. I re-greased everything and it was still there but after a couple of rides its gone. If you take the upper shock bolts out and move the shock back and forth you will hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    I had a nasty creak coming from the lower shock mount as well. I re-greased everything and it was still there but after a couple of rides its gone. If you take the upper shock bolts out and move the shock back and forth you will hear it.
    Same for me. The shock bolt had actually worked itself loose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CHsurfer View Post
    Same for me. The shock bolt had actually worked itself loose.
    Periodically had to check the bolts on my following MB. Loctite'ed a bunch of them. Evil sent me a new lower shock bolt and that was a source of a lot my creaking (original wasn't threaded deep enough).

    It will never look this good again. Put a fender on it and splattered it with mud after this photo was taken. Didn't weigh it, but felt a touch lighter than my MB, that bike came in a hair under 29lbs.

    Have 170 cranks incoming and will drop it down to x-low. Upped my pike up to 140mm, as far as it could go. Maybe get a 150mm in the future.

    Total mishmash of brands on this thing: maxxis, sram, trek, specialized, one-up, chromag, raceface, formulaÖ
    Once upon a time I used to be more brand retentive on my builds, but now its just about performance/cost/what I already own.

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    Creak update - so after all linkage, steer tube, and cranks, the only things left to check were the main pivot and derailleur hanger. i did them both at the same time.

    Main pivot - didnít have much grease on it to begin with but it was pretty clean.
    Derailleur hanger - bone dry.

    The creak is gone

    Side note. My bike came from Fanatik. I bought a set of custom wheels from them a year ago and never had to touch them with a spoke wrench. I was excited to have them build my bike. They did a great job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shapethings View Post
    Periodically had to check the bolts on my following MB. Loctite'ed a bunch of them. Evil sent me a new lower shock bolt and that was a source of a lot my creaking (original wasn't threaded deep enough).

    It will never look this good again. Put a fender on it and splattered it with mud after this photo was taken. Didn't weigh it, but felt a touch lighter than my MB, that bike came in a hair under 29lbs.

    Have 170 cranks incoming and will drop it down to x-low. Upped my pike up to 140mm, as far as it could go. Maybe get a 150mm in the future.

    Total mishmash of brands on this thing: maxxis, sram, trek, specialized, one-up, chromag, raceface, formulaÖ
    Once upon a time I used to be more brand retentive on my builds, but now its just about performance/cost/what I already own.

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    Nice build. I look forward to the day i can build a bike mostly from parts I have laying around.

    Iíve had to re-torque the trunnion bolt and some linkage bolts every 2-3 rides. Coming from racing moto, this bike maintenance stuff is a walk in the park lol


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    For people with creaks, another spot to check is the SRAM derailleur clutch. That had me chasing my tail for a long time, thinking it was my suspension creaking. Locking it out stopped the noise, then I knew. Some lube fixed it.

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    Got my offering on the trail. Running a 160 fork with 44mm offset and 32mm stem. It feels great that way. I have a -1 headset but I think this is slack enough for now. Im a fan of the shorter offset forks for sure. I am pleasantly surprised at its pedaling. Coming from an RFX I was expecting to lose a little efficiency but so far I haven't noticed any.

    I also experienced some paint coming off with the decals. I guess Evil uses some really thin paint or something. HIGHLY recommend an invisiframe on this bike. I put on an invisiframe and then put new decals over the invisiframe in case I ever want something different.

    For those fitting seatposts, the 170 Oneup will almost insert all the way. Maybe 5mm from complete insertion. 150 Bachelor and 150 KS Lev insert completely. Frame is a large.

    Edit: Weight is 30.2 lb ready to ride. Thats with DPX2, fox 36, Chris King/We Are One wheels, Magic Mary/Nobby Nic, Next R crank, and Code brakes.
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    I put in an email with Evil, asking when the offering will be back in stock.
    have not heard back.
    They have some frames I think, but not complete bike builds.

    anyone have any idea what is up?

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    Have you looked at Fanatik? They have good deals on custom builds and seem to be in contact with Evil on new shipments. No association with them, just got mine from there and happy with the experience. Super quick to respond to emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ View Post


    Got my offering on the trail. Running a 160 fork with 44mm offset and 32mm stem. It feels great that way. I have a -1 headset but I think this is slack enough for now. Im a fan of the shorter offset forks for sure. I am pleasantly surprised at its pedaling. Coming from an RFX I was expecting to lose a little efficiency but so far I haven't noticed any.

    I also experienced some paint coming off with the decals. I guess Evil uses some really thin paint or something. HIGHLY recommend an invisiframe on this bike. I put on an invisiframe and then put new decals over the invisiframe in case I ever want something different.

    For those fitting seatposts, the 170 Oneup will almost insert all the way. Maybe 5mm from complete insertion. 150 Bachelor and 150 KS Lev insert completely. Frame is a large.

    Edit: Weight is 30.2 lb ready to ride. Thats with DPX2, fox 36, Chris King/We Are One wheels, Magic Mary/Nobby Nic, Next R crank, and Code brakes.
    Sweet whip!! I contemplated putting my decals on top of the invisiframe but ended up skipping wrapping the whole frame and just doing the main trouble areas.

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    The chain slap is by far the worst I've ever had on a bike. I have owned a Following, Wreckoning, Calling and the FMB and none of them have been this bad. Evil needs to release an updated upper and lower stay protector for this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    The chain slap is by far the worst I've ever had on a bike. I have owned a Following, Wreckoning, Calling and the FMB and none of them have been this bad. Evil needs to release an updated upper and lower stay protector for this bike.
    it doesn't make sense,the Offering is the one that have more chain clearance from the chain stay,check your derailleur clutch if its loosing tension.

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    Finally got around to riding my Offering. The California winter has been extra wet this year and didn't want to thrash my new bike like I always do. Always seem to get something around November and just can't wait and end up thrashing it in the mud too soon.

    I was asked to compare to the Sentinel previously. I rode the Sentinel for about a year and was happy with it. Climbed great for what it was and felt confident on the downs and stable in the air. I had planned to upgrade to the carbon version when the Offering became available. I've loved my previous Evils, Following V1 (still own) and Insurgent.

    I ended up on the Sentinel because I learned I'm a 29er guy. Didn't want the Wreckoning because I never found my Insurgent super playful although it kicked ass on the downs just wasn't as poppy as my following. So figured the Wreckoning was too much travel for my usual rides, Santa Cruz, CA. The 140mm rear end of the Sentinel seemed like the sweet spot. And it was, like I said I was totally happy with the bike.

    When the Offering became available I decided to go back to Evil just because I really like the feel of the DELTA, not super plush but not harsh by any means just the right amount of trail feedback. Like a sports car in my opinion. With only a handful of rides on the Offering I can say with the utmost confidence I made the right choice.

    It really rides like a beefed up following. Being 190 lbs, still trying to shed winter pounds from two seasons ago, I feel like I beat up my Following. The following handles everything I throw at it but I totally feel myself using all the travel especially in LOW (LOW = XLOW on V1) with the tire rub on bottom out. I will still keep my following, such a fun "XC" bike to have for those workout rides and just putting in miles.

    Like I said I was happy with the Sentinel but Im STOKED on the Offering. That 140mm of rear travel is the sweet spot for me. Still super playful and carries a ton of speed. I find myself lookin for things to pop off even on my workout rides. Only a couple of rides in Santa Cruz so far, still super wet, but its just one of those perfect bike for the redwoods. I can't say enough good things about this bike just super fun to ride.

    QUESTION TIME:
    I'm running the Fox DPX2 in the rear and weigh 190lbs out of the shower. Im running like 247 psi, but loving it. Does that seem too high? I have a shockwiz thats says that the compression ration is 3.0 and Im at 28% dynamic sag. I have run the wiz on several shocks and forks and totally though everything went well with the setup. It is also saying everything is "feeling good" tuning score of 96. BUT its noticing hardly any deep compressions events.

    Can anyone with a shockwiz and DPX2 tell me their compression ratio so I can compare and see if I need to calibrate again. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    The chain slap is by far the worst I've ever had on a bike. I have owned a Following, Wreckoning, Calling and the FMB and none of them have been this bad. Evil needs to release an updated upper and lower stay protector for this bike.
    Mine is super quiet. I have much chain fairly snug and running a 32t chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delarosa View Post

    QUESTION TIME:
    I'm running the Fox DPX2 in the rear and weigh 190lbs out of the shower. Im running like 247 psi, but loving it. Does that seem too high? I have a shockwiz thats says that the compression ration is 3.0 and Im at 28% dynamic sag. I have run the wiz on several shocks and forks and totally though everything went well with the setup. It is also saying everything is "feeling good" tuning score of 96. BUT its noticing hardly any deep compressions events.

    Can anyone with a shockwiz and DPX2 tell me their compression ratio so I can compare and see if I need to calibrate again. Thanks in advance.
    I have a .2 volume spacer in my dpx2 and the shockwiz says 2.9 compression ratio. Iím still getting mine dialed in but Iím running around 220psi and Iím 185lb without gear. Where do you mount the shockwiz? Havenít found a good place to mount mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ View Post
    I have a .2 volume spacer in my dpx2 and the shockwiz says 2.9 compression ratio. Iím still getting mine dialed in but Iím running around 220psi and Iím 185lb without gear. Where do you mount the shockwiz? Havenít found a good place to mount mine.
    I used the longer hose and brought it across the front of the shock and loosely mounted it to the DELTA link on the opposite side from the valve.

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    I did the same as Delarosa

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    Has anyone come from a Wreckoning? I just bought an Offering frame (with a Fox 36 150mm fork with ACS3 and Push 11/6) and whilst the one mellow trail ride I have on on it was great, I am starting to overthink that the Offering isn't going to be good enough for bike park sessions, when compared to the Wreckoning. Anyone have any real world feedback to either confirm or ally my fears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal View Post
    Has anyone come from a Wreckoning? I just bought an Offering frame (with a Fox 36 150mm fork with ACS3 and Push 11/6) and whilst the one mellow trail ride I have on on it was great, I am starting to overthink that the Offering isn't going to be good enough for bike park sessions, when compared to the Wreckoning. Anyone have any real world feedback to either confirm or ally my fears?
    Iíve got the same setup on my Offering. Have you tried it in the Xlow position? Small change but adds a bit of confidence on the steeps. That said, Iím still considering a Firebird29 for my park bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal View Post
    "when compared to the Wreckoning"
    While I have never ridden a Wreckoning, I can agree with your statement above based on Evil's description of the bikes and from rider's reviews. However, I think the Offering should hold its own at a Bike Park with some force, but it'll never be the plow monster the Wreckoning will ever be.

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    I've got a large offering getting put in the mail to me today and am starting to line up some parts.

    I'm looking at running a -1 angleset. Going with this one:
    https://www.fanatikbike.com/products...nt=39324610371

    anyone know what length I need for a large frame?

    I'm also wondering what my options are for coil shocks. Obviously there's Push. Anything else I should be considering? If I'm reading right it doesn't look like Fox makes anything that will fit?

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    Had to put locktite on my trunnion bolts since they come loose every ride.

    unfortunately, the conical washers fell out and I don't remember which way they're supposed to face. anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapethings View Post
    Had to put locktite on my trunnion bolts since they come loose every ride.

    unfortunately, the conical washers fell out and I don't remember which way they're supposed to face. anyone know?
    Flat side goes towards the shock. Good luck. I felt like I needed a third hand getting the shock bolts back in on the Offering even using a little grease to hold the washers in place.

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    ^^^ yeah, it is a super pain to do. much swearing involved.

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    Still having a knocking sound over roots/chunky terrain. All bolts are tight and there is some chain slap knocking noise but this is driving me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    Still having a knocking sound over roots/chunky terrain. All bolts are tight and there is some chain slap knocking noise but this is driving me crazy.
    I have found that there are 2 areas where chainslap is a problem with The Offering:

    1. The underside of the seat stay along the inner edge for a distance covering about 10cm in front of the rubber protector - if you have a look there you will see a lot of paint chipped off where the chain is hitting the frame.
    2. The lower portion of the integrated chain guide just under the chain - if you bounce the chain off this hard plastic it is noisy.
    I applied mastic tape to both these areas and it quietens it a lot.

    I also had a knocking sound from my Superdeluxe shock on my Following MB until I got it Tractive tuned which sorted it. I could replicate the noise when stationary by just bouncing on the saddle to cycle the rear suspension. I think the Offering has an updated version of the SD so I don't know if they are also prone to the same knocking sound as the previous version. It's certainly something to consider if you can eliminate the chainslap and the knocking sound is still there.

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    Anyone have much time on the RS super deluxe coil? Half the price of an 11-6, half the performance?

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    Everyone I have spoken with have said it is worth it to "upgrade" to the Fox DPX2. Better small bump compliance and doesn't bottom out nearly as much. Definitely much more than 50% of performance. What that figure is, who knows. 80+%?

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    I'm looking for info on coil shocks but I'll keep that in mind.

    So far the 2 options I've come up with is RS super deluxe and 11-6. Not finding much else.

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    Whoops, missed the coil part. Sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    Still having a knocking sound over roots/chunky terrain. All bolts are tight and there is some chain slap knocking noise but this is driving me crazy.
    Is there a travel reduction spacer inside the offering shock? there is one in the calling shock. that thing bounces around inside the shock and can make some noise in the right kind of bumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    I'm looking for info on coil shocks but I'll keep that in mind.

    So far the 2 options I've come up with is RS super deluxe and 11-6. Not finding much else.
    CCDB CS and the Marzocchi Bomber come in 185x55 Trunnion mounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    Anyone have much time on the RS super deluxe coil? Half the price of an 11-6, half the performance?
    I have been riding with a Super Deluxe coil for about 5 months. The SD was tuned for a Norco with M/M compression/rebound vs the stock L/L. For my riding I really like the coil. It handles chunk and roots with no issues and still climbs great. The air SD that was shipped with the bike was defective so I can't really compare the two. Lately I have been riding with a Float X2 and it has really made the Offering shine.

    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    I'm looking for info on coil shocks but I'll keep that in mind.
    So far the 2 options I've come up with is RS super deluxe and 11-6. Not finding much else.
    A local pro has a DHX2 that was custom made for him, but I noticed that the Giant Trance eBike has a 185x52.5 trunnion shock. If you could get the 4 digit code off that you could probably get your shop to order the shock and remove the 2.5mm reducer.
    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bi...e-eplus-sx-pro

    edit to add Ohlins:
    https://www.ohlins.com/product/ttx-2...custom-series/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Lately I have been riding with a Float X2 and it has really made the Offering shine.
    You prefer the float x2 to the SD coil?

    Thanks Magsgrod, totally missed that zoke was making rear shocks again. The price is definitely right on that, anyone know much about that. Is it just a fox vanilla rc?

    My last experience with a double barrel was not a great one but it sounds like they've fixed any issues they had? Anyone running one of these on an offering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    You prefer the float x2 to the SD coil?

    Thanks Magsgrod, totally missed that zoke was making rear shocks again. The price is definitely right on that, anyone know much about that. Is it just a fox vanilla rc?

    My last experience with a double barrel was not a great one but it sounds like they've fixed any issues they had? Anyone running one of these on an offering?
    The Zoke is just an RC, Avalanche racing is tuning them as well which makes for a great shock for a decent price.

    I'd have no hesitations on getting a new CCDB, I've had the new Inline air on a bike and one of the guys I ride with has the CCDB Air that he loves and has abused for a few years. They seem to have all the kinks worked out that plagued them in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    You prefer the float x2 to the SD coil?

    Thanks Magsgrod, totally missed that zoke was making rear shocks again. The price is definitely right on that, anyone know much about that. Is it just a fox vanilla rc?

    My last experience with a double barrel was not a great one but it sounds like they've fixed any issues they had? Anyone running one of these on an offering?
    For the trails currently available in my area the X2 has been awesome. Good pedal platform, plenty of pop, and still handles the larger drops. I did add another volume reducer and that firmed things up and is riding even better now.
    Hopefully soon the snow will melt off and the more challenging trails will be ridable. Then I can make a comparison between the SD Coil and the X2. With my Calling I swapped between a DPX2 and a 11-6 depending on where I was riding. I will probably do the same with the two shocks I have for the Offering.

    I have also had negative experiences with Cane Creek shocks and there a couple guys I know that are still having problems with the new ones. For me they are not worth the risk. But an Avy tune 'Zoke could be pretty killer.
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    Quick shake down first ride. Loving the coils, never had coils before.

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    Quick shake down first ride. Loving the coils, never had coils before.

    2.5 WT Aggressor on 32 ID rim.
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    Looks sweet. What rims/hubs?

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    Onyx hubs on LB asym. rims..
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    Yetiís announcement of their lunch ride 130 got me thinking about long shocking this bike. Do you all think a 57.5mm stroke bringing the travel to 147 would work or lead to sketchiness?

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    Frame could probably handle it as itíll swing the rear tire into the seat tube without a shock. I feel like mine gets really close already on full compression in xlow though so you want to keep it in low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbjorkman View Post
    Yetiís announcement of their lunch ride 130 got me thinking about long shocking this bike. Do you all think a 57.5mm stroke bringing the travel to 147 would work or lead to sketchiness?
    How would you do that? The next size up metric trunnion shock is 205x60.

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    It would require some custom work on a shock and I have no idea if that would even work so I could be unicorn hunting. Was trying to find out if the frame would even ďsupportĒ it.

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    A few posts back, I remember reading that someone was experiencing a rattle from the internal dropper cable bouncing around in the frame. I am now getting this myself on my bike and it is driving me nuts! Anytime I go over chunky terrain, I can hear it. Anyone else experiencing this? Any tips or advice?

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    Finally got my Offering. 160mm fork. -1 angleset. Have not measured HA but I quite like the geo. I have a Wreckoning and Following MB. Have also owned an Insurgent. Happy to answer any comparison questions. I'm still getting used to the Offering but I quite like it. Certainly a better all day bike than my Wreckoning. Despite a similiar build, it's nearly 3lbs lighter. With this set up, it feels quite capable but with a good more pep. Seat angle is a nice change as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Finally got my Offering. 160mm fork. -1 angleset. Have not measured HA but I quite like the geo. I have a Wreckoning and Following MB. Have also owned an Insurgent. Happy to answer any comparison questions. I'm still getting used to the Offering but I quite like it. Certainly a better all day bike than my Wreckoning. Despite a similiar build, it's nearly 3lbs lighter. With this set up, it feels quite capable but with a good more pep. Seat angle is a nice change as well.
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    Awesome - I would love hear your thoughts between these bikes. Nothing to gain other than curiosity, though curious about the overlap with the Following MB. I own the Offering and its become my go-to everything bike. I currently run it with 150mm front in low. I have been debating trying it in 140mm front in xlow, which would be close to the current 150mm fork set-up, but with lower BB. However it works so good now, I don't want to mess with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Finally got my Offering. 160mm fork. -1 angleset. Have not measured HA but I quite like the geo. I have a Wreckoning and Following MB. Have also owned an Insurgent. Happy to answer any comparison questions. I'm still getting used to the Offering but I quite like it. Certainly a better all day bike than my Wreckoning. Despite a similiar build, it's nearly 3lbs lighter. With this set up, it feels quite capable but with a good more pep. Seat angle is a nice change as well.
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    This is the same setup I'll be going for, or at least starting out with. Are you running it in low or x-low?

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    the 2.5 Aggressor looks tight, anyone having issues with clearance ?

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    I was tired of waiting on my Offering to arrive so I picked up used 17 Insurgent to hold me over. Iím having a blast on the Insurgent! So much it has me questioning the need for the Offering. Iím betting the Offering is faster, but not sure if it can match the Insurgents playfulness. I know a lot of you guys came off the Insurgent, what are your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suspectsean View Post
    the 2.5 Aggressor looks tight, anyone having issues with clearance ?
    I've run a 2.5WT on all my Evils. Offering might have the most room? I also live in Colorado where it's quite dry.

    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn;
    I was tired of waiting on my Offering to arrive so I picked up used 17 Insurgent to hold me over. Iím having a blast on the Insurgent! So much it has me questioning the need for the Offering. Iím betting the Offering is faster, but not sure if it can match the Insurgents playfulness. I know a lot of you guys came off the Insurgent, what are your thoughts?
    I suppose it depends on wether you are a 27.5 or 29 guy. The insurgent was really the best 27.5 bike I owned. It was also 3 seasons ago so my memory has faded. One thing that is much better on the offering is seat tube angle. Offering is pedals a bit lighter as well. I'm now totally a 29er guy and find them faster and "funner".

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    Has anyone else had a clunk at the top of their suspension stroke?

    This is a used frame that I just built up but it was very lightly used (seller said only 2 months) and all the bearings feel good. All pivots are tight. It has the super deluxe air shock. I can feel and hear it when compressing the suspension but it seems to be only at the initial part of the stroke. It's almost like the shock seals are sticking and dry but I pulled the shock apart yesterday to pull out some of the volume reducers and I made sure to add some lube.

    I tried to feel where it's coming from by moving my hand around to the top of the shock, the bottom of the shock and the delta links and I can't tell where it's coming from.

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    Finally got all parts to my offering and thanks to the hub for getting it out together. Only one ride on it so far Spencer/trace ridge, big rock trail but feels great first evil Iíve owned second bike coming off a 17 trance alloy.

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    Anyone have a picture of a blue offering with orange or gold flat pedals? Trying to suss out of this will look cool or crap. Thanks!

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    If anyone's intersted i'm selling my 2019 36 Grip 2 @140mm off of my XL offering. Cheap. PM for photos and measurements. 51mm offset - 8" steerer. Less than 10 rides on the bike / fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Fitzgerald View Post
    Anyone have a picture of a blue offering with orange or gold flat pedals? Trying to suss out of this will look cool or crap. Thanks!

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    Fanatik has a Calling in the build gallery with Orange Pedals. Not the exact color but its pretty close the Offering color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    Has anyone else had a clunk at the top of their suspension stroke?

    This is a used frame that I just built up but it was very lightly used (seller said only 2 months) and all the bearings feel good. All pivots are tight. It has the super deluxe air shock. I can feel and hear it when compressing the suspension but it seems to be only at the initial part of the stroke. It's almost like the shock seals are sticking and dry but I pulled the shock apart yesterday to pull out some of the volume reducers and I made sure to add some lube.

    I tried to feel where it's coming from by moving my hand around to the top of the shock, the bottom of the shock and the delta links and I can't tell where it's coming from.
    Get a video up. Thatíll help. Post to YouTube then post the link here.


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    I am torn between this and the calling. anyone can share their experience switching from one to another?

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    Reading through this page, sounds like some of you may have the lemon shock's sent from the factory.

    A batch of shocks were shipped missing some internals, so riders were getting unusual sounds and blowing through the first part of the travel according to a local evil dealer. Thought that might of been the root of my problem, but it wasn't.

    My offering is so loud that it is also driving me nuts. Can't tell where it is originating but don't think it is the rear derailleur cable. I'll investigate wrapping the dropper cable and looking at the chain stay.

    On a side note, I don't see the point of the Following MB (which I had) now that I have an Offering. Better in every way.

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    For you invisiframe folks, did you have to remove the brake lines to install it?

    EDIT: and the derailleur?
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    Anyone happy riding the Offering with a 140mm fork? Or is it a given to bump up at least to 150?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BossLog View Post
    Anyone happy riding the Offering with a 140mm fork? Or is it a given to bump up at least to 150?
    Hey Early,

    Keep your hands off the trim!

    Iím running a Helm at 140 and like it. Still maneuverable and it soaks up the biggish stuff. The Helm is nice because itís ďeasyĒ to change the travel. I will probably change it to 150 at some point and time just to try it out. Pretty happy with it as of now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BossLog View Post
    Anyone happy riding the Offering with a 140mm fork? Or is it a given to bump up at least to 150?
    Haha - I was actually going to ask this, though in the reverse scenario. I have been riding the Offering in low with 150mm Fox 36 GRIP2 for some time now. It feels really good. I do wonder how it will feel and handle with the fork at 140mm. However, this is not an easy switch so I have been lazy to do this and don't want to mess with fire because it feels really good now. I think at 140mm the bike will feel a bit quicker in its handling and snappier because of the shorter travel. I think aspects of this is more dialing in the geometry and its corresponding feel.

    Bikemag bible discusses this a little bit.

    We should meet up and swap bikes!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker800mech View Post
    Hey Early,

    Keep your hands off the trim!

    Iím running a Helm at 140 and like it. Still maneuverable and it soaks up the biggish stuff. The Helm is nice because itís ďeasyĒ to change the travel. I will probably change it to 150 at some point and time just to try it out. Pretty happy with it as of now.
    My pike could only be up-leveled to a 140 (from 130). Can't say I am being held back in anyway. I'm not a huge sender thoughÖ

    I am curious about the 150 feel and the Helm might be the next fork I buy. Running their cranks and love them and love both are made in the USA. From what I read, changing the travel sounds like a matter of putting spacers in. My only hesitation is it sounds like it might have too much adjustability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ank View Post
    I am torn between this and the calling. anyone can share their experience switching from one to another?
    I have both and this may sound like a stupid comment, but bear with me. Coming from a Calling the Offering feels very much like what I would imagine a Calling would feel like if you put 29 wheels on it and made it longer.

    I have a 150 fork on my Offering and a 140 on the Calling - both Mediums. The Calling is the most fun bike I have owned and is amazingly agile. It changes direction in a heartbeat, is easy to hop and is super capable. The Offering has the advantages of the 29 wheels in rollover and is more stable in chunk with the longer travel and wheelbase. But, it's still very fun.

    The Calling has a shorter reach and slacker STA, so I find I need to consciously keep my weight a little more rearward compared to the Offering. It's no big deal and I only notice the first ride after being on my Offering for awhile.

    Regarding the suspension, the Offering seems a bit firmer. The pedaling platform is excellent, and easily as good as my old Yeti 5.5. The Calling is plusher and still a good pedaler, but not as good as the Offering, but I have no complaints about it.

    The nice part about both bikes is that the STA is steeper than the other Evil models so those of us with longer legs can deal with the longer seatpost length without being too far back.

    If you want a small-wheeled fun machine, get the Calling. If you want a super capable trail bike, the Offering is a fantastic choice. That said the overlap of fun/capable is enough that you can't go wrong with either one.

    I find myself grabbing the Calling for tighter, twisty trails and the Offering for chunkier days these days. I really love them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapethings View Post
    My only hesitation is it sounds like it might have too much adjustability.
    Donít let that keep you from trying out the Helm. Yes, you can play with settings every time you ride. I have made a handful of adjustments and am very happy with the performance so far. It is glued to the ground when hitting the rough stuff. See what other people are setting theirs to and go from there. Now that the price has dropped itís a no brainer - I was able to use a sales code which dropped the price even more. Win win!

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    Picture right after I finished the build. First ride was a mud bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BossLog View Post
    Anyone happy riding the Offering with a 140mm fork? Or is it a given to bump up at least to 150?
    I ran it with a 150mm 2018 fox 36 with for a few months and swapped a few times between that and a 2018 Lyrik 140mm from my Following MB. Both forks have a Vorsprung Luftkappe installed. I prefer it with the 140mm fork as I feel it corners better and feels more balanced. The 150mm fork did give me slightly more confidence on steep terrain but the difference wasn't really huge. I measured the axle to crown on both these Luftkappe modified forks and the Lyrik at 140mm was around 5mm less than the fox 36 at 150mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrallen View Post
    I really love them both.
    thank you for the feedback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nel View Post
    I ran it with a 150mm 2018 fox 36 with for a few months and swapped a few times between that and a 2018 Lyrik 140mm from my Following MB. Both forks have a Vorsprung Luftkappe installed. I prefer it with the 140mm fork as I feel it corners better and feels more balanced. The 150mm fork did give me slightly more confidence on steep terrain but the difference wasn't really huge. I measured the axle to crown on both these Luftkappe modified forks and the Lyrik at 140mm was around 5mm less than the fox 36 at 150mm.
    Thanks!!! I guess its time for me to try this out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    I think at 140mm the bike will feel a bit quicker in its handling and snappier because of the shorter travel. I think aspects of this is more dialing in the geometry and its corresponding feel.

    We should meet up and swap bikes!!!
    I don't have an Offering yet or I'd do that. Down (me and 1000 other people) to a Offering, Ripmo, SB130, GG Smash or that Revel Rascal.

    Always thought XLow on my Insurgent was a bit unnerving on steep chunk. Is the Offering better in this regard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker800mech View Post
    Hey Early,

    Keep your hands off the trim!

    Iím running a Helm at 140 and like it. Still maneuverable and it soaks up the biggish stuff. The Helm is nice because itís ďeasyĒ to change the travel. I will probably change it to 150 at some point and time just to try it out. Pretty happy with it as of now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nel View Post
    I have found that there are 2 areas where chainslap is a problem with The Offering:

    1. The underside of the seat stay along the inner edge for a distance covering about 10cm in front of the rubber protector - if you have a look there you will see a lot of paint chipped off where the chain is hitting the frame.
    2. The lower portion of the integrated chain guide just under the chain - if you bounce the chain off this hard plastic it is noisy.
    I applied mastic tape to both these areas and it quietens it a lot.

    I also had a knocking sound from my Superdeluxe shock on my Following MB until I got it Tractive tuned which sorted it. I could replicate the noise when stationary by just bouncing on the saddle to cycle the rear suspension. I think the Offering has an updated version of the SD so I don't know if they are also prone to the same knocking sound as the previous version. It's certainly something to consider if you can eliminate the chainslap and the knocking sound is still there.
    Lol.

    This is exactly what I've had! I also found the cable outer for the rear mech would rattle around, so I've put some Sugru into the cable ports, which stops the cable rattling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirttrackin280h View Post
    A few posts back, I remember reading that someone was experiencing a rattle from the internal dropper cable bouncing around in the frame. I am now getting this myself on my bike and it is driving me nuts! Anytime I go over chunky terrain, I can hear it. Anyone else experiencing this? Any tips or advice?
    That was me.

    Two things ...

    With the Reverb you get a rubber hose cover - it looks like a rubber thimble with a hole all the way through, if you put that on your dropper cable, at the dropper end, it will stop the internal hose hitting the frame, as it's too small to go over the internal hose.

    Second thing... The cable outer also hits around inside the seat stay. I put some Sugru around and in the entry and exit ports, and this has stopped the cable rattling.

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    I also made some chainslap protectors out of Sugru. Previously I had been using foam, but this seems like a cleaner solution, stole the idea from Specialized

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    Has anyone else had a clunk at the top of their suspension stroke?

    This is a used frame that I just built up but it was very lightly used (seller said only 2 months) and all the bearings feel good. All pivots are tight. It has the super deluxe air shock. I can feel and hear it when compressing the suspension but it seems to be only at the initial part of the stroke. It's almost like the shock seals are sticking and dry but I pulled the shock apart yesterday to pull out some of the volume reducers and I made sure to add some lube.

    I tried to feel where it's coming from by moving my hand around to the top of the shock, the bottom of the shock and the delta links and I can't tell where it's coming from.
    Got a DM from another member on here about this saying that I should probably give Evil a call. Turns out there is a recall issue from SRAM for certain super deluxe air shocks. If you have a serial # of 35T80000000 or lower then yours has the issue and should be returned to SRAM, they want you to work through your LBS for this. Mine is an affected serial # so it will have to go back, probably going to wait for my coil to show up before sending it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerpoise View Post
    I also made some chainslap protectors out of Sugru. Previously I had been using foam, but this seems like a cleaner solution, stole the idea from Specialized

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    Great idea!

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    Finally got out for my first ride. Got it built last week and then came down with some sort of bronchitis or some nasty crap and basically laid in bed for a week. Can't give too thorough of a review after a short 1 hour ride but everything felt pretty good, felt more playful than the sentinel I'm coming off of which was the goal.

    I've still got a couple of parts I'm waiting on, -1 angleset should be here this week and I'm having Avalanche build me a Marzocchi CR shock which might be a few weeks out.



    Currently running it at 160 up front and x-low. It felt like the front end pushed a little bit in corners but not too bad. I'll wait to see how it feels with the angleset but may lower it to 150.

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    After tinkering a bit, I've settled on 150mm fork, X-low, 170mm cranks, on my large. Feels great to me. If I go somewhere with rocky, techy climbing, a la St George, I'll put it in Low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    Finally got out for my first ride. Got it built last week and then came down with some sort of bronchitis or some nasty crap and basically laid in bed for a week. Can't give too thorough of a review after a short 1 hour ride but everything felt pretty good, felt more playful than the sentinel I'm coming off of which was the goal.

    I've still got a couple of parts I'm waiting on, -1 angleset should be here this week and I'm having Avalanche build me a Marzocchi CR shock which might be a few weeks out.



    Currently running it at 160 up front and x-low. It felt like the front end pushed a little bit in corners but not too bad. I'll wait to see how it feels with the angleset but may lower it to 150.
    Angleset + x-low. That's slack!

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    Anyone have any creaking noises on their offering?
    I follow the Evil Owners facebook group, and I see people posting a lot about creaks and other noises on their Evil's.

    Curious if this has been an issue on your Offering. When mine arrives in 3 weeks, I want to take some preventative measures to make sure this does not happen.

    Are you removing all the linkage bolts and greasing them? Greasing the chain guide bolts (which seems odd but that was mentioned). Are you using something other than grease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
    Anyone have any creaking noises on their offering?
    I follow the Evil Owners facebook group, and I see people posting a lot about creaks and other noises on their Evil's.

    Curious if this has been an issue on your Offering. When mine arrives in 3 weeks, I want to take some preventative measures to make sure this does not happen.

    Are you removing all the linkage bolts and greasing them? Greasing the chain guide bolts (which seems odd but that was mentioned). Are you using something other than grease?
    Hey,

    My bikes have been running smoothly, including the Offering. However, I do perform a bit of preventative (quality control) maintenance during the bike build process. For example, I lightly re-lube bolts (if needed) and use blue lock-tight on all the pivot hardware threads (torque to specs) when reassembling. Being in the PNW (i.e. wet riding, bike washes, shock maintenance), I do perform those steps a few times a year. One thing to note. Keep an eye on the needle bearing. They don't hold a ton of grease, but popping off their dust cover with an exacto blade allows easy access to re-greasing them. Maybe this is all overkill, but I prefer a little preventive maintenance over $$$ replacement.

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